Australia tour of England and Scotland, 1st Test: England v Australia at Cardiff, Jul 8-12, 2009
The Ashes - 1st Test
Match drawn
8,9,10,11,12 July 2009 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* c Clarke b Johnson 30 90 60 4 0 50.00
19.6 and the bouncer does the trick! It's a quick one and right on line, Strauss can't get out of the way and the ball clearly takes his gloves and flies up in the air, Clarke runs back from the cordon to take a simple chance 67/2
View dismissal AN Cook c Hussey b Hilfenhaus 10 31 25 0 0 40.00
7.6 GOT HIM! That's a catch and a half from Hussey at gully, as Cook felt for this wide delivery and Hussey flings himself to his right to snaffle a corker! 21/1
View dismissal RS Bopara c Hughes b Johnson 35 76 52 6 0 67.30
24.4 and the slower ball does the trick! Johnson runs the fingers over this one and Bopara is committed to the drive, he mistimes it horribly and lobs it up for a simple catch to Hughes at point 90/3
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Katich b Hauritz 69 196 141 4 0 48.93
70.5 got him! A terrible shot from Pietersen, trying to sweep this from miles outside off without getting down into position, and he top edges it meekly straight into the hands of a delighted Katich at short-leg 241/5
View dismissal PD Collingwood c †Haddin b Hilfenhaus 64 150 145 6 0 44.13
65.3 got him - what a catch by Haddin diving to his right! Just outside the off stump, Collingwood edged it and Haddin moved a little late, but clung on with both hands 228/4
View dismissal MJ Prior b Siddle 56 99 62 6 0 90.32
88.3 inswing back into the right-hander and he's bowled him! A fantastic delivery by Siddle - huge, late inswing and it forces its way through Prior's gate 329/7
View dismissal A Flintoff b Siddle 37 66 51 6 0 72.54
86.4 bowled him! An horrid, angled bat as he tries to drive but gets a thick inside edge which hammers into his stumps 327/6
View dismissal JM Anderson c Hussey b Hauritz 26 69 40 2 0 65.00
102.4 down the pitch and he tries to lift him over mid-on but he can't - an easy catch for Hussey who jumps back and swallows it 423/9
View dismissal SCJ Broad b Johnson 19 22 20 4 0 95.00
93.5 bowled him! Johnson gets one on target at last and bowls Broad off his pads and around his legs 355/8
GP Swann not out 47 54 40 6 0 117.50
View dismissal MS Panesar c Ponting b Hauritz 4 15 17 0 0 23.52
106.5 that's the end of the innings, Hauritz gets his third with a ball that drifts in and Panesar gets a thick edge to second slip 435/10
Extras (b 13, lb 11, w 2, nb 12) 38
  Total (all out; 106.5 overs; 442 mins) 435 (4.07 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MG Johnson 22 2 87 3 3.95 91 8 0
19.6 to Strauss, and the bouncer does the trick! It's a quick one and right on line, Strauss can't get out of the way and the ball clearly takes his gloves and flies up in the air, Clarke runs back from the cordon to take a simple chance 67/2
24.4 to Bopara, and the slower ball does the trick! Johnson runs the fingers over this one and Bopara is committed to the drive, he mistimes it horribly and lobs it up for a simple catch to Hughes at point 90/3
93.5 to Broad, bowled him! Johnson gets one on target at last and bowls Broad off his pads and around his legs 355/8
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 27 5 77 2 2.85 123 6 0 (4nb, 1w)
7.6 to Cook, GOT HIM! That's a catch and a half from Hussey at gully, as Cook felt for this wide delivery and Hussey flings himself to his right to snaffle a corker! 21/1
65.3 to Collingwood, got him - what a catch by Haddin diving to his right! Just outside the off stump, Collingwood edged it and Haddin moved a little late, but clung on with both hands 228/4
View wickets PM Siddle 27 3 121 2 4.48 118 18 0 (5nb, 1w)
86.4 to Flintoff, bowled him! An horrid, angled bat as he tries to drive but gets a thick inside edge which hammers into his stumps 327/6
88.3 to Prior, inswing back into the right-hander and he's bowled him! A fantastic delivery by Siddle - huge, late inswing and it forces its way through Prior's gate 329/7
View wickets NM Hauritz 23.5 1 95 3 3.98 88 9 0 (3nb)
70.5 to Pietersen, got him! A terrible shot from Pietersen, trying to sweep this from miles outside off without getting down into position, and he top edges it meekly straight into the hands of a delighted Katich at short-leg 241/5
102.4 to Anderson, down the pitch and he tries to lift him over mid-on but he can't - an easy catch for Hussey who jumps back and swallows it 423/9
106.5 to Panesar, that's the end of the innings, Hauritz gets his third with a ball that drifts in and Panesar gets a thick edge to second slip 435/10
  MJ Clarke 5 0 20 0 4.00 15 1 0
  SM Katich 2 0 11 0 5.50 7 2 0
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PJ Hughes c †Prior b Flintoff 36 61 54 5 0 66.66
14.6 got him! Flintoff wins the battle with a ball that perhaps moves in a touch and Hughes, trying to punch it through off, gets the thinnest of inside edges behind to Prior 60/1
View dismissal SM Katich lbw b Anderson 122 325 261 12 0 46.74
84.6 got him! A booming inswinger back into Katich, a toe-crusher hitting him on the full and he's beaten for pace and England finally have a wicket 299/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* b Panesar 150 313 224 14 1 66.96
94.5 Panesar gets the breakthrough! The ball was a touch short, turning away, and Ponting on the back foot tried to punch through cover but got a thick inside edge back onto the stumps 331/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey c †Prior b Anderson 3 24 16 0 0 18.75
90.1 and Jimmy Anderson gets another! It's pushed across Hussey and just straightening a touch, Hussey gets the line wrong and a thin outside edge goes through to Prior 325/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke c †Prior b Broad 83 176 145 9 1 57.24
136.5 got him! A terrific bouncer surprising Clarke who was in two minds over whether to pull, and it got too big on him, gloving it through to Prior 474/5
MJ North not out 125 357 242 13 0 51.65
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Bopara b Collingwood 121 200 151 11 3 80.13
180.6 and finally, something for the England fans to cheer. Haddin goes over the top again, trying for a six out to midwicket and Bopara takes the catch. 674/6
Extras (b 9, lb 14, w 4, nb 7) 34
  Total (6 wickets dec; 181 overs; 724 mins) 674 (3.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JM Anderson 32 6 110 2 3.43 138 11 0 (1w)
84.6 to Katich, got him! A booming inswinger back into Katich, a toe-crusher hitting him on the full and he's beaten for pace and England finally have a wicket 299/2
90.1 to Hussey, and Jimmy Anderson gets another! It's pushed across Hussey and just straightening a touch, Hussey gets the line wrong and a thin outside edge goes through to Prior 325/3
View wicket SCJ Broad 32 6 129 1 4.03 141 18 0 (2w)
136.5 to Clarke, got him! A terrific bouncer surprising Clarke who was in two minds over whether to pull, and it got too big on him, gloving it through to Prior 474/5
  GP Swann 38 8 131 0 3.44 163 14 1
View wicket A Flintoff 35 3 128 1 3.65 148 11 1 (7nb, 1w)
14.6 to Hughes, got him! Flintoff wins the battle with a ball that perhaps moves in a touch and Hughes, trying to punch it through off, gets the thinnest of inside edges behind to Prior 60/1
View wicket MS Panesar 35 4 115 1 3.28 144 7 2
94.5 to Ponting, Panesar gets the breakthrough! The ball was a touch short, turning away, and Ponting on the back foot tried to punch through cover but got a thick inside edge back onto the stumps 331/4
View wicket PD Collingwood 9 0 38 1 4.22 33 3 1
180.6 to Haddin, and finally, something for the England fans to cheer. Haddin goes over the top again, trying for a six out to midwicket and Bopara takes the catch. 674/6
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Strauss* c †Haddin b Hauritz 17 78 54 1 0 31.48
16.6 Hauritz strikes! A shortish ball again, Strauss tries to repeat the square cut and it bounces a fraction more, all he gets on it is a thin top-edge that Brad Haddin gloves nicely 46/4
View dismissal AN Cook lbw b Johnson 6 17 12 1 0 50.00
4.3 gone! Straight ball this time, no movement in the air or off the pitch, Cook quite simply misses the ball and is trapped dead in front. Aleem Dar sticks up the finger at world-record pace 13/1
View dismissal RS Bopara lbw b Hilfenhaus 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
5.3 and Hilfenhaus strikes! Hilfenhaus pitches it in line and it moves away a fraction, striking Bopara on the top flap of the pad. Doctrove sends him on his way. 17/2
View dismissal KP Pietersen b Hilfenhaus 8 20 24 0 0 33.33
10.4 oh KP what have you done! That's an awful piece of judgment as Hilfenhaus pitches one on off, it doesn't move off the line, Pietersen leaves it alone and has his off stump knocked out of the ground. 31/3
View dismissal PD Collingwood c Hussey b Siddle 74 344 245 6 0 30.20
93.3 he's dropped him, has he? Parries it - no he's caught him! Collingwood is out! He went back, trying to force it off the back foot but edged it high to Hussey at gully who parried it above his head, and he clung on the second time 233/9
View dismissal MJ Prior c Clarke b Hauritz 14 37 32 1 0 43.75
26.3 Hauritz again! This one bounces more, and turns, and Prior tries for that late-cut that he likes, but the extra bounce does him in and the edge is snapped up well by Clarke at slip diving to his right 70/5
View dismissal A Flintoff c Ponting b Johnson 26 89 71 3 0 36.61
49.4 got him! Flintoff prods forward meekly and weakly to one which just held its line and it just carries to Ponting, low at second slip 127/6
View dismissal SCJ Broad lbw b Hauritz 14 61 47 1 0 29.78
66.4 gone! This one skidded through somewhat pitching on off and going on with the arm, Broad can't get bat on ball, and he is comprehensively plumb 159/7
View dismissal GP Swann lbw b Hilfenhaus 31 73 63 4 0 49.20
86.1 gone! He's got him! A straight delivery on middle-and-off, too full to pull and Swann's trapped in front - kept a little low and that's plumb 221/8
JM Anderson not out 21 69 53 3 0 39.62
MS Panesar not out 7 37 35 1 0 20.00
Extras (b 9, lb 9, w 4, nb 11) 33
  Total (9 wickets; 105 overs; 414 mins) 252 (2.40 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MG Johnson 22 4 44 2 2.00 107 2 0 (1nb, 4w)
4.3 to Cook, gone! Straight ball this time, no movement in the air or off the pitch, Cook quite simply misses the ball and is trapped dead in front. Aleem Dar sticks up the finger at world-record pace 13/1
49.4 to Flintoff, got him! Flintoff prods forward meekly and weakly to one which just held its line and it just carries to Ponting, low at second slip 127/6
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 15 3 47 3 3.13 73 5 0 (4nb)
5.3 to Bopara, and Hilfenhaus strikes! Hilfenhaus pitches it in line and it moves away a fraction, striking Bopara on the top flap of the pad. Doctrove sends him on his way. 17/2
10.4 to Pietersen, oh KP what have you done! That's an awful piece of judgment as Hilfenhaus pitches one on off, it doesn't move off the line, Pietersen leaves it alone and has his off stump knocked out of the ground. 31/3
86.1 to Swann, gone! He's got him! A straight delivery on middle-and-off, too full to pull and Swann's trapped in front - kept a little low and that's plumb 221/8
View wicket PM Siddle 18 2 51 1 2.83 84 7 0 (2nb)
93.3 to Collingwood, he's dropped him, has he? Parries it - no he's caught him! Collingwood is out! He went back, trying to force it off the back foot but edged it high to Hussey at gully who parried it above his head, and he clung on the second time 233/9
View wickets NM Hauritz 37 12 63 3 1.70 185 3 0 (2nb)
16.6 to Strauss, Hauritz strikes! A shortish ball again, Strauss tries to repeat the square cut and it bounces a fraction more, all he gets on it is a thin top-edge that Brad Haddin gloves nicely 46/4
26.3 to Prior, Hauritz again! This one bounces more, and turns, and Prior tries for that late-cut that he likes, but the extra bounce does him in and the edge is snapped up well by Clarke at slip diving to his right 70/5
66.4 to Broad, gone! This one skidded through somewhat pitching on off and going on with the arm, Broad can't get bat on ball, and he is comprehensively plumb 159/7
  MJ Clarke 3 0 8 0 2.66 13 1 0
  MJ North 7 4 14 0 2.00 37 3 0
  SM Katich 3 0 7 0 2.33 13 0 0

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 0-0
Player of the match - RT Ponting (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and BR Doctrove (West Indies)
TV umpire - RA Kettleborough
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - RK Illingworth
Close of play
  • Wed, 8 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 336/7 (JM Anderson 2*, SCJ Broad 4*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 9 Jul - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 249/1 (SM Katich 104*, RT Ponting 100*, 71 ov)
  • Fri, 10 Jul - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 479/5 (MJ North 54*, BJ Haddin 4*, 139 ov)
  • Sat, 11 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 20/2 (AJ Strauss 6*, KP Pietersen 3*, 7 ov)
  • Sun, 12 Jul - day 5 - England 2nd innings 252/9 (105 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • Drinks: England - 39/1 in 15.0 overs (AJ Strauss 23, RS Bopara 4)
    • England: 50 runs in 16.6 overs (104 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: England - 97/3 in 27.0 overs (KP Pietersen 6, PD Collingwood 5)
    • England: 100 runs in 27.2 overs (170 balls), Extras 11
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 104 balls (KP Pietersen 25, PD Collingwood 24, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: England - 141/3 in 42.0 overs (KP Pietersen 30, PD Collingwood 25)
    • England: 150 runs in 46.4 overs (286 balls), Extras 11
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 95 balls (3 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 199 balls (KP Pietersen 45, PD Collingwood 49, Ex 6)
    • PD Collingwood: 50 off 125 balls (4 x 4)
    • Tea: England - 194/3 in 59.0 overs (KP Pietersen 52, PD Collingwood 50)
    • England: 200 runs in 60.3 overs (371 balls), Extras 18
    • Drinks: England - 241/5 in 72.0 overs (MJ Prior 8, A Flintoff 0)
    • England: 250 runs in 73.2 overs (451 balls), Extras 26
    • New Ball Taken: England 288/5 after 80.1 overs (MJ Prior 27, A Flintoff 27)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (MJ Prior 21, A Flintoff 29, Ex 1)
    • England: 300 runs in 82.2 overs (505 balls), Extras 26
    • MJ Prior: 50 off 54 balls (5 x 4)
    • End Of Day: England - 336/7 in 90.0 overs (JM Anderson 2, SCJ Broad 4)
    • England: 350 runs in 92.2 overs (567 balls), Extras 29
    • England: 400 runs in 98.6 overs (607 balls), Extras 35
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (JM Anderson 12, GP Swann 33, Ex 6)
    • Innings Break: England - 435/10 in 106.5 overs (GP Swann 47)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Lunch: Australia - 39/0 in 8.0 overs (PJ Hughes 28, SM Katich 6)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 13.3 overs (82 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (PJ Hughes 31, SM Katich 14, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 87/1 in 22.0 overs (SM Katich 28, RT Ponting 15)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 26.5 overs (164 balls), Extras 8
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (SM Katich 16, RT Ponting 33, Ex 1)
    • SM Katich: 50 off 123 balls (5 x 4), 151 mins
    • Tea: Australia - 142/1 in 39.0 overs (SM Katich 53, RT Ponting 44)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 41.4 overs (253 balls), Extras 9
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 70 balls (4 x 4), 98 mins
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 179 balls (SM Katich 46, RT Ponting 52, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Australia - 195/1 in 55.0 overs (SM Katich 81, RT Ponting 69)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 57.3 overs (348 balls), Extras 9
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 278 balls (SM Katich 68, RT Ponting 80, Ex 2)
    • SM Katich: 100 off 214 balls (8 x 4), 265 mins
    • RT Ponting: 100 off 155 balls (8 x 4), 210 mins
    • End Of Day: Australia - 249/1 in 71.0 overs (SM Katich 104, RT Ponting 100)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 73.2 overs (443 balls), Extras 9
    • 2nd Wicket: 200 runs in 371 balls (SM Katich 92, RT Ponting 109, Ex 2)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 281/1 after 80.1 overs (SM Katich 118, RT Ponting 118)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 85.2 overs (516 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Australia - 309/2 in 87.0 overs (RT Ponting 138, MEK Hussey 2)
    • RT Ponting: 150 off 221 balls (14 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Lunch: Australia - 348/4 in 99.0 overs (MJ Clarke 19, MJ North 0)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 99.3 overs (604 balls), Extras 18
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (MJ Clarke 34, MJ North 16, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 116.2 overs (705 balls), Extras 19
    • Drinks: Australia - 402/4 in 117.0 overs (MJ Clarke 47, MJ North 25)
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 100 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6), 118 mins
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 183 balls (MJ Clarke 57, MJ North 42, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 450 runs in 126.6 overs (769 balls), Extras 27
    • MJ North: 50 off 107 balls (7 x 4), 133 mins
    • Tea: Australia - 458/4 in 130.0 overs (MJ Clarke 70, MJ North 50)
    • Rain: Australia - 463/4 in 133.0 overs (MJ Clarke 74, MJ North 51)
    • Rain: Australia - 479/5 in 139.0 overs (MJ North 54, BJ Haddin 4)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 479/5 in 139.0 overs (MJ North 54, BJ Haddin 4)
    • Australia: 500 runs in 143.5 overs (872 balls), Extras 29, 573 mins
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (MJ North 19, BJ Haddin 28, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Australia - 526/5 in 153.0 overs (MJ North 73, BJ Haddin 29)
    • Australia: 550 runs in 160.4 overs (975 balls), Extras 32, 650 mins
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 559/5 after 163.1 overs (MJ North 89, BJ Haddin 44)
    • MJ North: 100 off 206 balls (12 x 4), 288 mins
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 170 balls (MJ North 47, BJ Haddin 49, Ex 5)
    • BJ Haddin: 50 off 90 balls (6 x 4), 185 mins
    • Lunch: Australia - 577/5 in 166.0 overs (MJ North 101, BJ Haddin 50)
    • Australia: 600 runs in 169.4 overs (1029 balls), Extras 33, 690 mins
    • 6th Wicket: 150 runs in 221 balls (MJ North 62, BJ Haddin 86, Ex 6)
    • BJ Haddin: 100 off 138 balls (9 x 4, 2 x 6), 185 mins
    • Australia: 650 runs in 178.2 overs (1081 balls), Extras 34, 726 mins
    • Drinks: Australia - 662/5 in 179.0 overs (MJ North 122, BJ Haddin 112)
    • 6th Wicket: 200 runs in 268 balls (MJ North 72, BJ Haddin 121, Ex 7)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 674/6 in 181.0 overs (MJ North 125)
    • England 2nd innings
    • Tea: England - 20/2 in 7.0 overs (AJ Strauss 6, KP Pietersen 3)
    • End Of Day: England - 20/2 in 7.0 overs (AJ Strauss 6, KP Pietersen 3)
    • England: 50 runs in 18.5 overs (117 balls), Extras 5, 86 mins
    • Drinks: England - 55/4 in 21.0 overs (PD Collingwood 11, MJ Prior 7)
    • England: 100 runs in 36.6 overs (226 balls), Extras 10, 153 mins
    • Lunch: England - 102/5 in 37.0 overs (PD Collingwood 35, A Flintoff 11)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 112 balls (PD Collingwood 20, A Flintoff 22, Ex 9)
    • Drinks: England - 126/5 in 49.0 overs (PD Collingwood 36, A Flintoff 26)
    • Drinks: England - 148/6 in 62.0 overs (PD Collingwood 48, SCJ Broad 10)
    • England: 150 runs in 62.0 overs (381 balls), Extras 20, 258 mins
    • PD Collingwood: 50 off 167 balls (5 x 4), 231 mins
    • Tea: England - 169/7 in 71.0 overs (PD Collingwood 55, GP Swann 4)
    • England: 200 runs in 79.6 overs (491 balls), Extras 30, 334 mins
    • New Ball Taken: England 200/7 after 80.5 overs (PD Collingwood 63, GP Swann 21)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 100 balls (PD Collingwood 15, GP Swann 27, Ex 8)
    • Drinks: England - 224/8 in 89.0 overs (PD Collingwood 74, JM Anderson 1)
    • England: 250 runs in 101.2 overs (621 balls), Extras 32, 424 mins
 
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